Environment Canada issues heat warning starting Sunday

Summer-like temperatures have hit Waterloo Region, and Environment Canada says they're expected to stick around for the next few days.

Meanwhile, the Environment Canada has placed the city under a "heat warning" as the temperature is likely to beat the previous record high of 31.1 degree Celsius on Monday.

The warning comes after a hot muggy weekend delivered a high of 30 C Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to be near 32 degrees Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20 degrees making this the first heat event of the year.

The heat could continue into Tuesday and will fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of the week.

Ottawa Public Health recommended limiting outdoor activities and drinking lots of water to prevent dehydration.

The weather agency advises residents to find a cool, air-conditioned space to cool off.

Effects of heat illness could include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, Environment Canada says.

It's also reminding people not to leave pets in parked cars.

  • Leroy Wright